The unemployment rate in Merkel is 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Merkel jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Merkel's cost of living is 23.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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In the last Presidential election, Taylor county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 71.7% to 26.5%. More Voting Stats
Merkel's population is 2,609 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.5%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Merkel is Real Estate: $86,600
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.7%.
Merkel public schools spend $9,776 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Merkel. More Education